Extraction and characterization of chitin from the invasive Asian hornet...

Since first being detected in France in 2005, the invasive yellow-legged hornet, Vespa velutina nigrithorax Lepeletier, 1836 (Hymenoptera: Vespidae), has spread rapidly and is currently present in France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Germany, Belgium and The Channel Islands. It has also recently been found in the United Kingdom and Switzerland. The large numbers of Vespa velutina…

Untimely loss of Philip McCabe

Obituary The president of Apimondia, Philip McCabe passed away this Saturday morning after a serious illness. He devoted much of his life to the wellbeing of honey bees and he cared for the interest of beekeepers, not only in Ireland but also worldwide. Until the end he was enormously active and acted as a role…

Sublethal effects of chronic exposure to CdO or PbO nanoparticles...

Cadmium and lead-based nanotechnologies are increasingly used in agricultural, industrial, and biological processes; however, potential adverse effects of nanomaterials on honey bees had not been assessed. In this study, effects of exposures to sublethal concentrations of PbO and CdO nanoparticles (NPs), either separately or in combination on honey bee (Apis mellifera) workers, were assessed. Honey…